United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: Mar 25, 2023
The term “Board” means the Resource Conservation and Development Policy Advisory Board established under section 3456(a) of this title.
The term “designated area” means a geographic area designated by the Secretary to receive technical assistance and financial assistance under this subchapter.
The term “financial assistance” means a grant or loan provided by the Secretary (or the Secretary and other Federal agencies) to, or a cooperative agreement entered into by the Secretary (or the Secretary and other Federal agencies) with, a council, or association of councils, to carry out an area plan in a designated area, including assistance provided for planning, analysis, feasibility studies, training, education, and other activities necessary to carry out the area plan.
The term “Indian tribe” has the meaning given the term in section 5304 of title 25.
The term “planning process” means actions taken by a locally led council to develop and carry out an effective area plan in a designated area, including development of the area plan, goals, purposes, policies, implementation activities, evaluations and reviews, and the opportunity for public participation in the actions.
The term “project” means a project that is carried out by a council to achieve any of the elements of an area plan.
The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Agriculture.